Celebration Quotation – February 9, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet:

"Brevity is the soul of wit." Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2

The image is a color engraving of a portrait of the actor Joseph Shepherd Munden (1758-1832) in the role of Polonius, printed in 1823.  Munden – an actor-manager who worked both in London and provincial playhouses throughout England – was best known for his comic character roles.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection